landscape lighting as a deterrent?

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by jgaepi, Nov 22, 2011.

  1. jgaepi

    jgaepi Out Of The Brooder

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    I bought 2 christmas style led spot lights from Home Depot yesterday. I am wondering if using these every night continuously would work as a deterrent against things that go bump in the night? Or would the light just help the predators?
     
  2. Bear Foot Farm

    Bear Foot Farm Overrun With Chickens

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    Light don't deter anything
     
  3. bleith

    bleith Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:agreed
     
  4. QuackerJackFarms

    QuackerJackFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree as well. The only reason I keep my back light on at night is because I feel better about it. LOL.

    I also figure maybe if there is a predator sneaking around my dog might see it better with the light on.

    (Yes, I know this is ridiculous.) [​IMG]
     
  5. domino7

    domino7 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Apparently. it doesn't deter thieves. I had about 20 landscape lights in my back yard. Last year, someone stole them in the middle of the night. I wish I would have had a game cam lol.
     
  6. canesisters

    canesisters Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Stole the LIGHTS????

    [​IMG]
    sorry...... [​IMG]
     
  7. domino7

    domino7 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Yep, isn't that sad?
     
  8. QuackerJackFarms

    QuackerJackFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Yep, isn't that sad?

    Very. Sounds like kids.
     
  9. crazyhen

    crazyhen Overrun With Chickens

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    I had my outside flood lights on two nights ago and heard a bump. When I looked out there were 4 young raccoons running on my railing. [​IMG] I was giving them lights to see by. [​IMG] Gloria Jean
     
  10. Pitchfork

    Pitchfork Out Of The Brooder

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    I agree that lights do not help, and feel, from personal experience, that they probably hurt when it comes to racoons. As a little back ground, I grew up in the country, out in the back of beyond, and hunted a lot. My older brother 'coon hunts to this day and has raised pet coons, and coon dogs for decades, and is a retired Conservation Agent. I asked him once about the little red flashing lights that are sold as a deterrent to predators and he said that coons are so curious that anything like that would attract them more than repel them, ditto for yard lights etc.
    Just my two cents
     

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